Press Digest: Should Russia prepare to combat terrorism in Arctic?
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 19:25


Anti-terror head: Russia must be ready for terrorist threat in Arctic

Head of Russia’s National Anti-Terror Committee Alexander Bortnikov has suggested the country should concentrate on countering potential terrorist threats in the Arctic, reports the centrist daily Nezavisimaya Gazeta.

According to the newspaper, Bortnikov...

Massive Fire Erupts on Moscow River After Oil Spill (VIDEO)
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 19:24
Massive Fire Erupts on Moscow River After Oil Spill (VIDEO)

19:24 12.08.2015(updated 20:21 12.08.2015) Get short URL

A massive fire erupted on the Moscow River in southeastern Moscow, not far from the site of an oil refinery on Tuesday, creating a gigantic column of smoke seen as far as Red Square, some 15 kilometers away.

Rescue workers battled the flame for over an hour, a source in Moscow's e...

Vladimir Sorokin: Award-winning postmodern author turns painter
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 19:20

N.K.: How comfortable are you in the modern world? The present day is distinguished by features such as TV shows and social networks. Do they hold any interest for you?

Vladimir Sorokin: I don’t particularly engage with either. I do sometimes log in to Facebook using my wife's account, but that’s a rare occurrence – I just don't feel the need. As fo...

Kursk submarine tragedy: 15 years on, families no closer to truth
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 18:31

Fifteen years ago, on August 12, 2000, the most modern of the Russian Northern Fleet’s nuclear submarines, the Kursk, was struck by disaster during a routine military exercise. Two explosions, within two minutes of each other, condemned the submarine and its entire 118-strong crew to a grave at the bottom of the Barents...

3G begins working on southern coast of Crimea
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 17:55

The coastal populated areas of Crimea now have 3G mobile communications, the region's Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Polonsky said.

"We have 3G, from Kerch to the western coast of Crimea, in all places that are popular with tourists," Polonsky said in Alushta during the launch of a 3G standard network on the southern coast of Crimea.


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